The National Hunt partnership of Choc Thornton and Alan King can land this novelty race on the Flat with PERCEPTION. She faded in the closing stages at Kempton last month on only her second start since April and is 2lb lower than when last winning on the level. Rosewood Lad has so far proved best on Polytrack and had Carnac behind when scoring at Wolverhampton back in March, but Whenever won at Chepstow in August and looks to have every chance along with Sancho Panza. Vertuex looks best of the rest.
Double Handful (GER) 16-1 (9-0) In touch, pushed along briefly 5f out, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, 7th of 10, 15l behind Seaside Sizzler (10-0) at Warwick 1m 7f hcp (4) gf in Sep.
Perception (IRE) 13-2 (9-2) Mid-division on inside, headway 2f out, ridden 1f out, one pace final furlong, no impression, 6th of 11, 7l behind Where's Susie (9-2) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Rosewood Lad 11-1 (9-0) Pushed early, held up, went 3rd 7f out, reminders 5f out, closed over 1f out, went close 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on, just held, 2nd of 5, hd behind Final Liberation (8-6) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Aug.
No Rules 14-1 (8-8) Held up in 4th, driven and outpaced 3f out, lost place 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 6, 17l behind Keenes Day (10-0) at Beverley 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug '10.
Oscar Close (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Held up in touch, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 4th of 5, 11l behind Swordsman (9-8) at Folkestone 1m 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr '10.
Epsom Salts 8-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, in touch after 1f, lost place 8f out, ridden over 4f out, never dangerous, 7th of 12, 13l behind Gunslinger (9-4) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f app hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep.
Sohcahtoa (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 4l behind Sit Tight (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Sancho Panza 4-1fav (10-3) Held up, never travelling well, never a factor, 6th of 8, 20l behind Bramalea (11-2) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f am hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Aug.
Whenever 11-2 (10-0) Slowly into stride, soon mid-division on outside, outpaced over 4f out, switched inside over 3f out, ridden and effort inside final 2f, chased winner inside final furlong, kept on, no impression when lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Katies Tuitor (9-6) at Kempton 2m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.
Vertueux (FR) 8-1 (7-11) In 3rd place over 8f out, disputing close 4th 4f out, in 2nd place over 1f out, stayed on, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Romeo Montague (8-9) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Aug.
Ned Ludd (IRE) 9-1 (9-8) Held up mid-division, headway to chase leaders over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 9, 17l behind Rock Peak (9-0) at Chepstow 2m 2f mdn hcap 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.
Musashi (IRE) 40-1 (8-11) Soon led, headed over 1f out, weakened, 6th of 9, 12l behind Olney Lass (8-8) at Brighton 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Sep.
Carnac (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Prominent, led 8f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 4l behind Boa (9-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.